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"Library Strategy and Key Issues for the Future"


Anja Huijben <[log in to unmask]>


BIBLIST - Topics in Nordic research library user services <[log in to unmask]>


Mon, 7 Jun 2004 13:21:07 +0200





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In times of turbulent change, strategy is becoming ever more important for
organisations in order to survive. Libraries in (higher) education are
facing several challenges at the same time: the world of learning is
changing rapidly; the demands from researchers are becoming more critical;
technology offers possibilities but at the same time developments in this
area are dazzling; many libraries face budget cuts. How to deal with these
complex and intertwined issues is the topic of the course.

Leading speakers will lecture about strategic issues, presenting their
vision for the coming 3 to 5 years. These
visions will be discussed, enabling managers to anticipate trends when
planning and formulating their own library policy. The course is an ideal
opportunity to get a broad view of where libraries are heading in general
and how to use these visions in formulating a strategy for particular

Where and when
Tilburg University, the Netherlands. Sunday evening 15 up to and including
Tuesday 17 August 2004.

Target group
Directors, other senior managers, and those aspiring to these positions from
academic/research libraries. At the same time the course is of interest to
parties working closely together with libraries in dealing with the
challenges they face, notably senior staff from computer centres as well as
senior managers from publishing houses.

The first day will be dedicated to broad strategic issues (strategy,
technology, learning, research). The second day explores major trends
in four areas that are rapidly developing (scholarly communication,
metrics, knowledge management, library strategy in times of budget

Course director
Michael Breaks, University librarian, Heriot-Watt University, UK, has wide
experience of library management and has been University Librarian of
Heriot-Watt University since 1985. He has been a member of a number of UK
policy-making committees.


The course is organised by Ticer B.V., known from the International Summer
School on the Digital Library, in cooperation with Tilburg University in the
Netherlands, and Heriot-Watt University in the UK.


Ticer B.V.
Ms Anja Huijben and Ms Esther Bruls
P.O. Box 4191
5004 JD Tilburg
The Netherlands
T. +31 - 13 - 466 8310
F. +31 - 13 - 466 8383
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